Coming this autumn: The Sharing Perspectives Podcast

Our co-hosts Rawan and Julie and producer Bart cannot wait to introduce you to our first series this autumn on climate change. In nine episodes, published weekly, they will bring you stories from leading experts, journalists, youth activists and other people at the forefront of key debates. Join them to explore the impact of climate change on people, planet and politics!

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